Another added benefit is that we have become each others built-in dog sitters. Its so nice to know that if I just need someone to let the dogs out, or someone to watch them while I go on vacation 9 times out of 10, they will be able to help out. Well - actually I haven't come across the 1 out of 10 times that they can't yet, Im just assuming there will come a day and time when our plans overlap:)
Anyways, during the course of living here, my neighbor found a wonderful woman who became his wife this past summer, and the few opportunities we have all gotten to hang out together (outside of the doggy playdates that is), we always have a great time.
I am thankful for everything they do for us and to be able to call the entire family our friends!